If the water is sewerage or otherwise contaminated

28 October 2015

you suspect that the flood damage contains sewerage or other contaminated water sources evacuate the area immediately, as it poses an immediate health risk to anyone who enters the area. Wait until Mr Flood technicians arrive on site and assess the damage in proper protective clothing. Also, foot traffic through contaminated areas spreads this to other areas that will also then need to be restored. In most cases any porous material that is exposed to sewerage or otherwise contaminated flood water will need to be disposed of and replaced.